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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Allison force Wili to reveal how he knows her?
2. How does Della figure out that Mike is in an Authority vehicle?
3. What does Paul think will happen to the bobbles in the coming years?
4. Avery insists the Renaissance will be the end of what?
5. What does Della strike Avery down with?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Wili manipulate Della and Mike while they are at the demonstration of the power generator?
2. How does Wili manipulate the Authority's communication system for the Tinker's advantage?
3. How and why do Mike and Wili demonstrate their new bobble generator?
4. Why does Mike decide to embobble himself?
5. How does Mike betray Della?
6. How are Paul and the others able to travel to the Authority enclave in secret?
7. Why does Avery decide to enact Renaissance?
8. How do Wili's abilities compare to Paul's?
9. How does Mike feel about losing Jeremy inside the bobble at the bioscience lab?
10. Why does Avery believe the Tinkers should be wiped out?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The bioscientists are a group not unlike the Tinkers in their pursuit of knowledge. However, the Authority took issue with them some time before the beginning of the novel, and they have been forced to live underground, sometimes in a literal sense.
1) Describe the bioscientists as an organization, their structure, goals, and capabilities.
2) Discuss the reasons the Authority had for deciding to act against the bioscientists. How were these reasons similar to or different from those that cause them to act against the Tinkers?
3) Compare and contrast the bioscientists and the Tinkers in terms of their respective pursuits of knowledge.
4) The Authority blames the widespread plagues on the bioscientists. Write an assessment of this accusation, using evidence from the book.
Essay Topic 2
Jill is a computer program created by Paul for both practical and sentimental reasons. At the height of the final battle between the Tinkers and the Authority, she allows Wili to escape while sentencing herself to almost certain capture and destruction.
1) Discuss the reasons Paul had for creating Jill. Describe her sentimental importance to Paul, and the functional role she fulfills.
2) Explain some of the behaviors Jill exhibits which suggest she has become more than a simple program. Additionally, discuss the reactions other characters have to these behaviors.
3) After Jill sends Wili away to complete the embobbling program herself, the other characters discuss whether or not she was fully sentient and whether her actions constituted a sacrifice. Cite evidence from the book and speculate as to whether Jill was independently intelligent, whether she had real emotions, and whether her destruction constitutes a real sacrifice.
Essay Topic 3
Kaladze is an important leader, and as a powerful independent force, both the Tinkers and the Authority attempt to maneuver him to their advantage.
1) Describe Kaladze as a character and a leader. Describe the nature of his settlement and the forces that he controls.
2) Discuss the interest Kaladze has in the conflict between the Tinkers and the Authority and how he initially sides himself. Explain how Paul and others are able to influence him to support the Tinkers' side.
3) Explain Della's attempts to manipulate Kaladze on behalf of the Authority. How does she attempt to control his actions, and what does she hope to cause him to do? Explain how successful Della's plan is.
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